MacDougall Auctions 2-3 December 2009

2 December 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Autumnal Landscape

* 224. DVORNIKOV, TITUS 1862-1922

Autumnal Landscape signed and dated 1890

Oil on canvas, 58 by 89.5 cm.
60,000-90,000 pounds

Authenticity has been confirmed by Vladimir Petrov.

Titus Dvornikov studied at the Kharkov drawing school and later at the Odessa drawing school, where his teacher was K. Kostandi. He also attented classes at the Academy of Arts without enrolling. Starting from 1912, he taught drawing at the College of Arts, where he was made Professor.

He was member of the Association of the Southern-Russian artists, exhibited with the Moscow Society of Art and the Association of Itinerants. His works were displayed at the salon of V.A. Izdebskoy, the first national exhibition in Odessa in 1919 and at the World Fair in Rome in 1911. In 1922 he became one of the founders and trustees of the artistic society of K. Kostandi.

Dvornikov lived in Odessa and worked mainly as a landscape artist, although he also executed graphic works and produced caricatures for Ring, a satirical magazine in Odessa. In his early works Dvornikov followed the tradition of Russian lyrical landscape painting, but traces of art moderne and symbolism become visible in his works starting from the mid 1900s.

The most impressive collection of Dvornikov’s paintings is now owned by the Odessa Fine Art Museum. His works are displayed in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Kiev Museum of Russian Art, the National Museum of the Ukrainian Fine Art in Kiev, the Lugansk Regional Art Museum, the National Museum of Warsaw, to name just a few.

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